When New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle signed a baseball for 9-year-old Dennis Schrader at a 1956 spring training game in Florida, it began a lifelong obsession. Today, Schrader has more than 4,600 signed baseballs, certified by Guinness as the largest such collection in the world.
To Help Pay For Treatment For Daughter’s Rare Illness, Fla. Man Selling ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Autograph Collection
Three decades ago, Ken Kallin began amassing the 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, he’s hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it — at an auction to benefit his ailing daughter.